Category Archives: Publications & Websites

Hammond Dumps Osborne’s “Shares For Rights” Policy

One of the Tories most peculiar policies was his decision to give tax breaks to workers who agreed to forfeit some of their employment rights. It was described as one of George Osborne’s flagship policies at the time. The idea … Continue reading

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Target’s Latest Anti Union Video – Cheesy Or What?

Target is America’s¬†third largest retailer. It is also as staunchly¬†anti union¬†as they come. This anti-union video is one of a series issued by Target which are not supposed to be duplicated. The existence of Target’s new anti-union employee training video … Continue reading

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Unions Furious As Obama Gets Approval For ‚ÄėFast Track‚Äô

By Tony Burke, Chair Campaign For Trade Union Freedom President Obama may have got his way on ‚Äėfast track‚Äô, the legislation he needs to drive through approval of a new generation of free trade agreements but US unions have vowed … Continue reading

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Labour’s Manifesto For Britain‚Äôs Workplaces

Here is an edited version of Labour’s ‘A Better Plan For Britain’s Workplaces’, produced by Unite. The central task for the next Labour government is to build an economy that creates better and more secure jobs and stop the Tory … Continue reading

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Blacklisted – The Secret War Between Big Business & Union Activists’

‘Blacklisted –¬†The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists’ by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlin¬†tells the story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies resorted to in their attempt to keep union activists away from their places of … Continue reading

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60 US Unions Oppose Fast Track Trade Deals

An unprecedented number of US unions, sixty in all, have signed a letter opposing the ‘fast tracking’ of trade deals. ¬†The unions represent¬†all sectors of the US economy, with unions from inside the US umbrella union organisation the AFL-CIO alongside … Continue reading

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NZ: Fast Food Workers Strike Over Theft Of Holidays

Wendy’s workers from five restaurants in two cities in New Zealand walked off the job on February 10th over the company’s denial of their right to alternative days off for working on public holidays. Unite Union has denounced Wendy’s use … Continue reading

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US Think Tank Positive On Union Rights And Collective Bargaining For US Workers – But Where Was Ed Balls?

By Tony Burke Much has been written last week on the ‚ÄúReport Of The Commission On Inclusive Prosperity‚ÄĚ which was co-chaired by Lawrence H. Summers and our own shadow chancellor Ed Balls, which was convened by the Center for American … Continue reading

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European Commission TTIP textual proposals online

The European Commission has published a number of textual proposals for TTIP¬†online¬†including the following, please let us know any comments: Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs) in TTIP Customs and Trade Facilitation in TTIP SMEs in TTIP Competition in TTIP ‚Äď … Continue reading

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Letter to the Morning Star ‚Äď New Trade Agreements

Your sub-editor did Star letter writer Phil Fletcher (31st December) no favours with the headline “only Greens realise TTIP spells disaster”. ¬†Not only during 2014 have many trade unions, including Unite and the TUC, come out strongly in opposition to … Continue reading

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